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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140997/topical-anaesthesia-reduces-sensitivity-of-castration-wounds-in-neonatal-piglets
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Sabrina Lomax, Charissa Harris, Peter A Windsor, Peter J White
The aim of this study was to do determine the efficacy of the topical anaesthetic Tri-Solfen® in the amelioration of the pain of castration in piglets. The trial was conducted over a three day period, and blocked across six litters with 12 piglets treated on days one and two, and 16 on day three. The piglets were randomly allocated by weight and litter to 1 of 4 treatment groups: (i) sham castration (SHAM; n = 10); (ii) surgical castration with no anaesthetic intervention (CAST; n = 10); (iii) surgical castration with post-operative topical anaesthesia (TRI; n = 10); (iv) surgical castration with a pre-operative intra-testicular lignocaine hydrochloride injection (LIG; n = 10)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121037/transient-testicular-torsion-from-early-diagnosis-to-appropriate-therapeutic-intervention-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Dimitrios Patoulias, Konstantinos Farmakis, Maria Kalogirou, Ioannis Patoulias
Transient testicular torsion (TTT) occurs when the torsion of the spermatic cord is reversed automatically within few minutes, with subsequent restoration of the blood ow to the suffering testis. e main clinical manifestation is acute scrotal pain, which resolves within a short period of time, usually few minutes. In 25% of patients su er from nausea and vomiting, besides the scrotal discomfort. Episodes of torsion can be repeated 1-30 times, leading progressively to development of ischemic trauma of the testis, while in 30-61% of all cases they constitute a precursor of testicular torsion...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119034/a-unique-case-of-testicular-compromise-in-a-patient-with-ovotesticular-disorder-of-sexual-development-and-a-solitary-testicle
#3
Ethan Vargo, Lillianne Stanitsas, Mark Memo
Ovotesticular disorder of sexual development (OT-DSD), previously true hermaphroditism, is a condition in which one or both gonads contain testicular and ovarian tissue. A 23-year-old OT-DSD male patient presented with continuous pain in his right testicle which had been previously intermittent over the past five days. The patient had a prior history of left ovotestis removal with prosthesis placement, a right undescended testicle with aberrant anatomy, and hypospadias repair, all of which were corrected shortly after birth...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081016/a-review-of-imaging-modalities-used-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-scrotal-trauma
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REVIEW
Alexis Wang, Ian Stormont, M Minhaj Siddiqui
Genitourinary tract injuries account for 3 to 10% of trauma patients, and scrotal trauma is particularly prevalent in males 10 to 30 years of age. Prompt diagnosis and timely surgical intervention are essential to prevent future complications of infertility, delayed orchiectomy, infection, and testicular atrophy. While clinical examination provides valuable information, it may be inconclusive due to soft tissue swelling and difficult to perform due to testicular pain with palpation. Conversely, testicular rupture does not always present with pain or tenderness...
October 28, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079446/targeted-robotic-assisted-microsurgical-denervation-of-the-spermatic-cord-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-orchialgia-or-groin-pain-single-center-large-series-review
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Nahomy Calixte, Bayo Tojuola, Ibrahim Kartal, Ahmet Gudeloglu, Matthew Hirsch, Mohamed Etafy, Richard Mendelson, Borivoje Djokic, Sarah Sherba, Kunal Shah, Jamin Brahmbhatt, Sijo Parekattil
PURPOSE: Microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord (MDSC) is a treatment option for chronic orchialgia that is refractory to conservative treatment. A recent study has shown specific nerve fibers as the possible cause of chronic orchialgia. Our goal was to present outcomes of ligation of these nerves using a targeted robotic assisted microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord (TRMDSC) technique. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Retrospective review of 872 cases (772 patients) who underwent TRMDSC from Oct 2007 to July 2016...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057175/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-regarding-benign-testicular-disorders-in-the-educated-young-men-of-pakistan
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Dua Saleem, Samra Muneer, Rajaa Fatima Younus Khan, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Syed Saadan Ahmed, Maha Begg, Tariq J Siddiqi, Syed Raza Abbas, Muhammad W Naseeb, Muhammad Osama Farooqui, Fahad H Shaikh, Ramiz Kirmani, Hurmat Ullah, Kaneez Fatima
Background It has been seen that despite the increasing incidence of benign testicular disorders (BTDs), little work has been done towards its awareness among the male populace. Also, the trend of not seeking help in this regard is concerning. In this study, we aim to better perceive the level of understanding and common practices regarding BTDs among educated young men. Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out among two groups of ages 14-20 and 21-28 years. The inclusion criterion was that of educated males in an urban setting...
August 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034643/epididymo-orchitis-in-bechet-s-disease-a-review-of-the-wide-spectrum-of-the-disease
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Meletios A Kanakis, Aristeides G Vaiopoulos, George A Vaiopoulos, Phaedon G Kaklamanis
 Behçet's disease is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory disorder characterized by orogenital ulcers and skin lesions; serious manifestations also include ocular, large vessel, gastrointestinal and neurological involvement. Genetic and unknown environmental factors modify the wide clinical spectrum of the disease. During the long clinical course of the disease, testicular and epididymal involvement has been reported, with scrotal pain and swelling being the most common symptoms. In this review, we discuss the various aspects of epididymo-orchitis in Behcet's disease patients, and we evaluate the diagnostic approaches as well as the empirical therapeutic modalities of this entity...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020728/diagnosing-testicular-lumps-in-primary-care
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Tom Stonier, Nick Simson, Ben Challacombe
Although the incidence of testicular cancer has increased over the past few decades, testicular tumours are still rare and many GPs will only see one or two new diagnoses in their career. In one UK study, out of 845 patients who had been referred with testicular lumps or pain, only 33 (4%) were diagnosed with testicular cancer. Epididymal cysts, or spermatoceles when containing sperm, were the most common finding, and were found in 228 patients (27%). The second most common finding was hydrocele, a fluid collection between the parietal and visceral layers of the tunica vaginalis, which was found in 96 patients (11%)...
April 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953100/a-systematic-review-of-testicle-survival-time-after-a-torsion-event
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Larry Bruce Mellick, James E Sinex, Robert W Gibson, Kim Mears
BACKGROUND: The time window for possible salvage and survival of a torsed testicle is commonly thought to be 6 to 8 hours. However, survival of torsed testicles with or without subsequent atrophy is known to occur outside that critical time window. In this article, we performed a systematic review of the English literature to provide a more accurate understanding of reported time frames of testicle survival after a torsion event. OBJECTIVES: The primary research question was to determine the relationship between time to treatment and the rate of survival for testicles of male patients presenting with testicular torsion (TT)...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926831/multiparameter-investigation-of-a-46-xx-46-xy-tetragametic-chimeric-phenotypical-male-patient-with-bilateral-scrotal-ovotestes-and-ovulatory-activity
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Yolande van Bever, Katja P Wolffenbuttel, Hennie T Brüggenwirth, Eric Blom, Annelies de Klein, Bert H J Eussen, Florijn van der Windt, Sabine E Hannema, Arianne B Dessens, Lambert C J Dorssers, Katharina Biermann, Remko Hersmus, Yolanda B de Rijke, Leendert H J Looijenga
We report on an adult male initially presenting with gynecomastia and a painless scrotal mass without additional genital anomalies. Hyperpigmentation of the skin following the Blaschko's lines was identified. He underwent gonadectomy because of suspected cancer. Histological analyses revealed an ovotestis with ovulatory activity confirmed by immunohistochemistry with multiple markers. Karyotyping of cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes and a buccal smear revealed a 46,XX/46,XY chimeric constitution with different percentages...
September 20, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926509/testicular-torsion-pain-honeymoons
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Larry Bruce Mellick, James Sinex
A subset of testicular torsion patients report resolution of their initial severe pain that is followed by variable periods of hours to days of reduced or absent pain. Other patients report only mild pain that is described as gradual in onset. Because of delayed initial presentations or less than timely returns for secondary evaluation, these pain honeymoons may be partially responsible for poor clinical outcomes of the torsed spermatic cords and ischemic testicles.
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915866/should-manual-detorsion-be-a-routine-part-of-treatment-in-testicular-torsion
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Arif Demirbas, Demirhan Orsan Demir, Erim Ersoy, Mucahit Kabar, Serkan Ozcan, Mehmet Ali Karagoz, Ozgecan Demirbas, Omer Gokhan Doluoglu
BACKGROUND: It was aimed to investigate the efficiency and reliability of the manual detorsion (MD) procedure in patients diagnosed with testicular torsion (TT). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made of the data of 57 patients diagnosed with TT, comprising 20 patients with successful MD (Group I), 28 patients who underwent emergency orchiopexy (Group II), and 9 patients applied with orchiectomy (Group III). The groups were compared in respect of age, and duration of pain...
September 15, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903822/evaluation-of-a-zinc-gluconate-neutralized-with-arginine-product-as-a-nonsurgical-method-for-sterilization-of-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Kacie N Woodward, Rebekah I Keesler, J Rachel Reader, Kari L Christe
Because rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are prolific breeders, overpopulation can be problematic in both research and feral populations. Currently, the most effective contraceptive methods are hormonal control in female macaques and vasectomies in males. These methods each come with innate challenges, the foremost being the alteration of necessary hormonal patterns. In this study, we assessed the use of zinc gluconate neutralized with arginine as a novel, nonsurgical alternative to male contraception in 12 rhesus macaques...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885957/blunt-scrotal-trauma-in-soldiers-epidemiology-and-outcome
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Misgav Rottenstreich, Ofer N Gofrit
INTRODUCTION: Blunt scrotal trauma (BST) is common among soldiers but its incidence and outcome are unknown. The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence, clinical findings, and outcome of BST in soldiers referred to a primary care field physician. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of soldiers in their military services who sustained BST and were evaluated by primary care field doctors over a 10-year period were reviewed. Anamnestic data, physical findings, primary care physician decisions, hospitalization, and surgery rates as well as final outcomes were analyzed...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876425/concomitant-testicular-infection-by-zika-virus-and-schistosoma-mansoni-in-a-brazilian-young-boy
#15
Leonardo Souza Alves, Cesar Estanislau, Lucio Barreto, Francisco Batista, Nivaldo Toppa
Sumary The identification of a escrotal mass without pain or report of trauma should be investigated to rule out scrotal cancer. We report the case of a young Brazilian boy who underwent orchiectomy after magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and duplex scan (DS) indicating a high possibility of cancer. Blood exams ruled out the possibility of cancer. Testicular biopsy was not indicated. After surgery the diagnostic was extensive orchiepididymitis by Schistosoma. In endemic areas orchiepididymis by Schistosoma should be investigate to avoid unnecessary surgeries...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866773/chronic-testicular-and-groin-pain-pathway-to-relief
#16
REVIEW
Nahomy Calixte, Jamin Brahmbhatt, Sijo Parekattil
The management of patients suffering with chronic testicular and groin pain is very challenging. With increased awareness of men's health, more patients and clinicians are open to talk about this complex problem that affects over 100,000 men/year. The pathogenesis of chronic orchialgia is still not clear, but there are several postulated theories. Treatment options include conservative medical therapy with NSAIDs, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and narcotics. Surgical options such as targeted microsurgical denervation and microcryoablation can provide permanent durable pain relief...
September 2, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865524/ultrasound-emergencies-of-the-male-pelvis
#17
Kimberly Weatherspoon, Stanley Polansky, Tara Catanzano
Male pelvic emergencies are uncommon, and symptoms typically include scrotal pain, scrotal enlargement, or a palpable scrotal mass or all of these. Ultrasound is often the first-line modality for evaluation of male pelvic emergencies, which may be stratified into vascular, infectious, or traumatic causes. Entities such as testicular torsion, Fournier gangrene, and testicular dislocation are surgical emergencies and should not be missed or misdiagnosed, as this may cause a significant delay in urgently necessary treatment...
August 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856333/acute-global-testicular-infarction-post-evar-from-cholesterol-embolisation-can-be-mistaken-for-torsion
#18
T Pathmarajah, M Abdelhamid, A S Tenna, D J W Paton, J A Hockley, S Jansen
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is the most commonly used approach for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Testicular infarction is a rare complication of EVAR. A novel case of acute global testicular infarction post-EVAR from cholesterol embolisation mimicking torsion is presented. REPORT: A 75 year old man developed acute right testicular ischaemia requiring orchidectomy following EVAR of an infrarenal aortic aneurysm. The patient was initially diagnosed with testicular torsion as the aetiology of the infarction; however, on re-analysis of histopathology it was found to be secondary to cholesterol emboli...
2017: EJVES Short Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833896/prospective-validation-of-clinical-score-for-males-presenting-with-an-acute-scrotum
#19
Lillian C Frohlich, Niloufar Paydar-Darian, Bartley G Cilento, Lois K Lee
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to validate the Testicular Workup for Ischemia and Suspected Torsion (TWIST) score among pediatric emergency medicine providers for the evaluation of pediatric males presenting with testicular pain and swelling (acute scrotum). METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of males 3 months to 18 years old presenting with an acute scrotum. History and physical examination findings, including components of the TWIST score (hard testicle, absent cremasteric reflex, nausea/vomiting, and high riding testicle) as well as diagnostic results (ultrasound, urine, sexually transmitted infection testing) were recorded...
August 20, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804590/feminizing-adrenocortical-carcinoma-without-gynecomastia
#20
Farida Chentli, Fadila Chabour, Djafer Bouchibane, Nouria Nouar
Malignant feminizing adrenocortical tumors are exceedingly rare. Their main presentation is gynecomastia. In these estrogen secreting tumors (with or without other adrenocortical hormones) lack of gynecomastia is exceptional as in our case. A 44-year-old man presented with abdominal pain. Radiological assessment revealed a tumor measuring 120 × 95 mm in the retroperitoneal area with numerous metastases. Pathological examination pleaded for an adrenal origin with a Weiss's score of 5. Six months later, the tumor relapsed, and he had a second surgery and was sent for hormone assessment...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
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